Who are the Afcon Top Scorers in 2024? List of top goalscorers at African Cup of Nations

Who are the Afcon Top Scorers in 2024? List of top goalscorers at African Cup of Nations

The 2024 African Cup of Nations was set in motion on January 13, 2024, as host nation Ivory Coast went on to lift the trophy against Nigeria in the final. Defending champions Senegal led by Sadio Mane were favorites to retain the AFCON trophy but it was Ivory Coast who lifted the title after a bit of struggles at the start of the competition.

The 2024 edition of the tournament saw many low-scoring games barring one player who made an outstanding display in front of the goal. Equatorial Guinea captain Emilio Nsue Lopez scored five goals in four games even though his country was eliminated in the Round of 16.

Who are the Afcon Top Scorers in 2024?

Emilio Nsue Lopez – The leader of Equatorial Guinea was on the list of the Afcon 2024 top scorer with five goals to his tally even though his nation was knocked out in the round of 16. After an outstanding display and inspiring his nation to reach the Round of 16 stage, Emilio announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.

Mostafa Mohamed – Egypt’s Mostafa Mohamed scored four goals, one in each of the Pharoah’s four games before they were knocked out in the round-of-16 stage of the tournament. Despite an early exit from the tournament, Mostafa secured a place on the Afcon top scorers’ podium and delivered a solid performance at the AFCON tournament.

Gelson Dala – Gelson Dala of Angola inspired his nation to progress to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final round. Dala won two Man of the Match awards in the tournament after taking his goal tally to four goals along with the Silver Boot award.

Player NameCountryGoals
Emilio Nsue LopezEquatorial Guinea5
Mostafa MohamedEgypt4
Gelson DalaAngola4
Ademola LookmanNigeria3
Baghdad BounedjahAlgeria3
Lassine SinayokoMali3
Bertrand TraoréBurkina Faso3
Mohamed BayoGuinea3
William Troost-EkongNigeria3

Who won the AFCON 2024 Golden Boot?

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Emilio Nsue Lopez (Getty Images)

Equatorial Guinea’s Emilio Nsue Lopez’s remarkable five goals in four games earned him the Golden Boot award at the 2024 African Cup of Nations. He primarily plays as a right-back for CF Intercity in Spain’s third tier but was deployed as a striker for his nation at AFCON 2024.

Emilio has joined other notable candidates on the esteemed list of recipients of the AFCON Golden Boot such as Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, Vincent Aboubakar, and Odion Ighalo.

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